Thursday, July 03, 2014

Northwing Apache Sport, N2725T: Fatal accident occurred July 02, 2014 in Omro, Wisconsin


NTSB Identification: CEN14LA336
 14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 02, 2014 in Omro, WI
Aircraft: NORTHWING DESIGN APACHE SPORT, registration: N2725T
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On July 2, 2014, at 1900 central daylight time, N2725T, a weight-shift-control Northwing Design Apache Sport aircraft, experienced a loss of control and collided with the terrain in Omro, Wisconsin. The student pilot was fatally injured and the aircraft was substantially damaged. The aircraft was registered to the pilot and was operated as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from Wilke Field, a private airstrip, in Omro, Wisconsin.

A witness reported seeing the aircraft in a descending spiral prior to it impacting the terrain.

POYGAN – The pilot killed in ultralight airplane crash Wednesday evening is a 57-year-old Oshkosh man, authorities said Thursday.

The Winnebago County Sheriff's Department identified the pilot as James M. Sakowski, 57, of Oshkosh. Authorities said the cause of the crash, which happened at about 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, is still under investigation.

Authorities from multiple law enforcement and emergency medical departments in western Winnebago County responded Wednesday evening to a report of an ultralight plane crashing into a field in the 7400 block of Oak Hill Road, just west of Omro.

The Omro Police Department blocked off a section of the town road from Broderick Road to O'Reilly Road, from shortly after authorities responded to the scene at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday until about 9 p.m.

The scene was just west of a small, rural airstrip often used by local aviation enthusiasts and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, neighbors said, calling a crash — or any law enforcement presence in general — a rare occurrence in the rural community, where the last such crash was a few years ago.

The National Transportation Safety Board will lead an investigation into the crash, which could take several months to a year or more to complete.

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Town Of Poygan, WI (WTAQ) - The pilot of an ultralight plane was killed last night in a crash in eastern Wisconsin. 

It happened about 7:15pm west of Omro in Winnebago County. 

The Federal Aviation Administration and sheriff's deputies said the pilot was the only person in the aircraft when it went down in a hay-field in the town of Poygan. 

Deputies could not immediately say where the ultralight took off from, or where it was going.

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POYGAN -- One person is dead, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, after an ultralight plane crashes in Winnebago County. 

The Sheriff's Department says the victim was the only person on board when the plane went down in a field in the Town of Poygan around 7:15 Wednesday night. Emergency crews spent most of the evening on the scene near Oak Hill and Broderick Roads.

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